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The Pacific Northwest continued to experience heavy rain on Friday as a cold front slowly approached the region, while a system of high pressure continued to bring autumn like conditions to the Northeast.

A low pressure system moved closer to the Pacific Northwest earlier today as it inched its way southeastward over the eastern Pacific. Even though the system remained off of the coast, plenty of moisture was ushered into western Washington and northwest Oregon.

The Southwest felt the effects of a high pressure system over Northern California as warm, dry weather moved through the region. Meanwhile to the east, a cold front extended from New Mexico to Minnesota, which produced strong thunderstorms over the central U.S. Thunderstorms rolled through northern Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota while light snow showers fell in the central Rockies.

A system of high pressure continued to drive cool temperatures into the Northeast on Friday as humidity levels remained low. The system sat over New York, keeping temperatures in the 40s and 50s in the morning, and the 60s and 70s during the day. Parts of the Southeast, including the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, felt the remains of a cold front as spotty thunderstorms popped up in the area. Although the system remained well off of the coast, moisture still lingered in the region.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................96 San Antonio Stinson, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................107 Kingsville NAS, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................21 Truckee-Tahoe, Calif.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................3 Point Lay, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................68 Dutch Harbor, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.40 Roseau, Minn.

ON THIS DATE....... The weather at the base of Mount Washington in New Hampshire today in 1987 was sunny with temperatures in the 70's. By contrast, the top of the mountain was experiencing a temperature of 13 degrees, while receiving 4.7 inches of new snow.

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